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Hard X/Mile High Distribution
Genre: POV, Gonzo
Director: Manuel Ferrara
Cast: Adriana Chechik, Manuel Ferrara, Katie St, Ives, Ash Hollywood, Bailey “Dahlia Sky” Blue
Length: 145:25 minutes
Date of Production: 12/1/2004
Extras: The best extra by far was the 15:31 minute long Behind the Scenes feature where Manuel interviewed the ladies in various states of undress, Ash Hollywood smoking a cancer stick and blowing him but all parties enjoying the verbal bantering. There was also a pop shot compilation (lasting 7:20 minutes and having all the ladies blowing/jerking Manuel off into their mouths to swallow his loads) from the four scenes and a slideshow but neither added any value for me like the BTS did.
Audio/Video Quality: Manuel’s POV was presented in anamorphic widescreen as shot by director Manuel Ferrara for Hard X. As expected, the point of view (POV) method was used by the director, his efforts for big companies like Jules Jordan Video and Evil Angel garnering a great deal of positive press as he routinely wins awards and nominations using the process. The lighting was decent and the camera fairly steady, the attention given to the ladies as they sexually engaged the most popular male performer in various acts of depravity. The flesh tones were accurate too, some compression artifacts observed when watched on a quality big screen television but less so on a far smaller computer monitor. The aural components were presented in a 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo format added in post production, the vocals on the low side at times but not dubbed in and generally clear, little music getting in the way other than during credits.
Body of Review: Manuel Ferrara is a male performer turned director that is in perhaps the greatest demand of any male in the jizz biz these days, the ladies adoring him and his humble attitude about his work never allowing him to take credit for his works, the guy usually praising the women while taking any blame that comes up himself. While he is currently directing most of his titles in a distribution deal with Evil Angel and allegedly shoots on the side for JJV, he seems to be dabbling with Hard X too, the popular company the home of luminaries such as Mason and William H. Nutsack these days, the core of Elegant Angel’s success a few years back. Manuel’s first movie for the company sounds much like a few of his recent titles elsewhere with Manuel’s POV, the premise being that he holds the camera as he has sex with a quartet of attractive ladies such as Ash Hollywood, Katie St. Ives, Adriana Chechik, and Bailey Blue (as Dahlia Sky); all familiar territory given his extensive resume with most established women in the industry. While that could be a bad thing for many lower quality mopes, Manuel always manages to get the best out of the ladies, my expectations high regarding the results here. The back cover described the movie like this: “Award winning Best New Studio, Hard X, proudly presents "Manuel's POV," featuring four eager starlets, in intense and passionate POV scenarios. Watch as reigning AVN male performer of the year, Manuel Ferrara, captures intimate POV experiences with Dahlia Sky (anal), Ash Hollywood, Katie St. Ives, and Adriana Chechik (anal). Do not miss this latest POV release.” Heres a brief look at the scenes by cast and action, noting that no condoms were used for those still interested:
Scene One: Adriana Chechik, a beautiful brunette with sparkling eyes and a smoking hot body, was up first in white lingerie as a camera wielding Manuel Ferrara invited her into the large living room. As with all the ladies in the movie, the couple had worked together numerous times, their natural chemistry enhancing the high levels of friendliness and physical attraction between them as she teased with her all natural body. She bent over for him, removed her bra, and pulled her panties aside to show her perfect pucker and bald beaver, some solo work exciting the director as he encouraged her to go further such as use multiple fingers on her asshole which indicated she would be doing anal. The lengthy (and appreciated) tease led to her aggressively slobbing his knob, her hand to gland friction at times enhancing the hummer and Adriana nuzzling his nuts while maintaining superior eye contact. She even dove into his taint and ass to toss his salad but shined during active anal penetration as she provided some dirty talk while impaling herself on his turgid cock splitting her ass wide. Adriana was on fire riding him in her ass and her tight pucker drained his dragon of semen by the end of the scene, some additional full service oral making this a decidedly heated opening salvo for the movie. The action ended when she knelt before him to blow him one last time, taking his wealth of manly fluids into her mouth to swallow with a smile, relishing the taste as she looked up at him from the white carpeted floor.
Scene Two: Katie St, Ives, a perky young lady with dark hair and pretty eyes, was up next in sheer red lingerie while standing on the balcony, the gal a frequent flyer on the Manuel Ferrara cock train. He grabbed her delicious ass and lean figure, a landing strip of pubic hair observed as she stood overlooking the pool. She kept looking down at his crotch, his growing bulge signalling to her his appreciation of her genetic gifts, the two moving to the living room where she bent over on a white ottoman to reveal her precious pucker in the process of becoming an outie. I liked that Manuel again spent some time zooming in on her wonderful eyes, a practice he did with all four ladies of the show, each of them well worth the effort in my estimation though I understand most readers prefer the camera to stay on their tits, asses, and crotches, a few fetish types wanting feet or pubic hair. That said, she masturbated as he stood over her, Katie enthusiastic as she rubbed one out while Manuel held his cock for her, her sheer delight at working with him showing in her facial expressions as she soon grabbed him to jerk off, aggressively suck, and connect with vaginally in a myriad of positions. While some ladies are good at faking their enjoyment, there was no need here, Katie genuinely coming across as being totally into Manuel as much as he adored her, her active riding and sucking including all sorts of little nuances before she milked his balls dry of sperm orally, swallowing the extensive wad of fluids while keeping her complete attention focused on him in the chemistry filled scene.
Scene Three: Ash Hollywood, a gorgeous lean blond built for speed over comfort, was up next in black suspenders and sheer blue stretch pants as she lounged by the pool when Manuel Ferrara spied from from the balcony. Her loved her ripe rump and shaven snatch as much as I appreciated her bright eyes so intensely focused on him, the two working together a number of times in the past. She spit on her crotch and masturbated for him, her attire so sheer that every detail could be made out with ease in the perfect natural light, her ass garnering a substantial amount of attention when she bent over. Ash continued to masturbate and she tore an opening in her pants, Manuel commenting how it wasn’t as easy as it looked to her agreement. The pair then moved to a shaded area where she slobbed his knob attentively, her hands, mouth, and eyes working in unison to excite Manuel. His manhood was much larger than she is used to working with but she pressed onward, getting much of it into her mouth as she continued to tease him and offer him some tongue action on his nuts and surrounding area, diving into his ass a little before mounting him as though his cock was hers to jerk him off as her labia motioned back and forth. This led to a variety of active vaginal penetrative positions, her eye contact never wavering and her pleasure undeniable as she worked the bone like it was her own. Given the amount of doggy, I half suspected they would do anal but he merely teased her by rubbing the tip of his pecker on her perfect pucker, pounding her in doggy one last time on the red couch before she blew him to completion, swallowing his nut after playing with itto provide yet another awesome scene.
Scene Four: Bailey “Dahlia Sky” Blue, the booty babe featured on the front cover, was up last twerking her ample sample of an ass in a lap dance for Manuel Ferrara out by the pool. She teased him extensively in her cover outfit and he spanked her firm ass, both of them excited to work together again as she peeled off her wet pantires to hover above him, her wisps of pubic hair and remaining mesh attire holding nothing back as she masturbated until very wet. As far as lean hard body types are concerned, Bailey, who currently goes by “Dahlia, was a delight as her amazing eyes provided a wealth of information regarding her appreciation for who she was working with, her eye contact very well done as she inhaled his pecker actively. She gave full service oral before mounting him with her ass, allowing his rock hard erection to slowly slid into her ass though Manuel wanted to gobble her gash. She rode him rapidly and with a great deal of energy too, additional bouts of oral included though she sure seemed to enjoy his genetic gift in her ass. The resulting anal gape hang time was impressive but she seemed totally dedicated to elciting his manly fluids into her mouth for swallowing, a great deal of sperm deposited before she sucked them down in a single gulp, a very welcome fourth scene of depraved chemistry closing out the outstanding effort.
Summary: Manuel’s POV by director Manuel Ferrara for Hard X was fun to watch and had the four ladies responding very well to working with the premium stud of porn, the technical aspects handled capably and each of the hotties swallowing his load at the end of their respective scenes. Two of them, Adriana Chechik and Bailey Blue, did anal and all of the ladies actively rode his cock orally before the penetrative sex, Manuel keeping to a true form of POV instead of the approach he uses in the wildly popular RAW series so many (myself included) appreciate. There were no advertised “firsts” of circus act sex that a very few vocal fans seem so enamored with but the strength of the scenes and casting made the movie work really well to garner a rating of Highly Recommended from me, the wisdom of pairing up talented partners to have fun making Manuel’s POV outshine most of the gonzo titles of late so check it out to see why I liked it so much.
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